BEETROOT EARLY WONDER ~ happy in cool soils for the start of the season 50 seeds
SOW & GROW: in the open at about 2cm deep, From March (late Feb under cloches if the ground is not frozen!). Autumn sowings into October will also need cloches. Beet seeds are actually a cluster and will require thinning, alternatively pull some young for use as mini beets and leave the rest to grow on. Keep weed free and try not to let the soil dry out. The staggered maturity of Early Wonder allows a longer harvest period from a single sowing.
EAT: eat cooked, hot or cold and grated raw. Cook the glossy leaves and stems like spinach or eat younger leaves raw in arly salads. To Freeze – cook until tender, rinse, drain and dry, peel and cut off roots, freeze small beets whole, slice or dice larger ones.